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Boughton Court, Boughton Aluph

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Bottone Alulphi juxta Wye

In the civil parish of Boughton Aluph.
In the historic county of Kent.
Modern Authority of Kent.
1974 county of Kent.
Medieval County of Kent.

OS Map Grid Reference: TR03284821
Latitude 51.19693° Longitude 0.90813°

Boughton Court, Boughton Aluph has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


Manor House. C14 crypt, with C16 structure over reclad in C19. Stone crypt, timber framed over, clad in red brick with plain tile roof. 2 storeys on brick and rubble plinth; kneelered parapet gables to roof with stack to left, central stack and end stack to right. Regular fenestration of 5 three-light Dering windows with drip moulds. C19 plank door in 2 storey porch, in the upper storey a 2 light Dering window and small bullseye over that. Interior: the central doorway leads into a barrel vaulted passage through the central chimney stack, an arrangement dating from the insertion of the stack into an earlier screens passage. The house to right of the central stack stands on a 4 bay vaulted crypt. This has a blocked doorway to the front of the house, and an internal stairway into the house. On either end wall are ogee-headed niches. The vault ribs are double-chamfered, the whole structure has similarities to nearby church of All Saints, and like the main body of the church dates to the time of Sir Thomas de Aldon, owner of the manor c1329-61, and who had licence to crenellate his house 1339. (Listed Building Report)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1339 May 12 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

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